Have you ever wondered what it would be like to actually shoot a feature length motion picture using only a Sony mirrorless body?  Wonder no more, The movie is called Three Days In August! This first feature film shot exclusively in 4K on a Sony Alpha mirrorless camera premiered on the big screen April 19th, 2016 at the […]

  The story progresses forward!  I’ll let you enjoy our first release of the Married Young trailer, and talk more about it in my next post.  Any questions, please ask them in the comments section below, and I’ll do my best to answer them for you.

Every lens has a personality and a usage. Certain lenses are good for close-ups, certain lenses are dynamic for emotional moments and certain lenses work for action. I have even had an Executive Producer who encouraged me to use the “funny” lenses – in his world, anything that was a short/wide lens was built for […]

At the core of Western Narrative Filmmaking is an unspoken contract that filmmakers make with the audience. It is called “A Willing Suspension of Disbelief.” What that means, is that I, as a filmmaker, am going to do everything possible to make the image look natural. I will do everything possible to create and further […]

In my last installment, we completed the color work grading our movie.  Unfortunately, as I have learned the hard way, nothing in life is free. It is not that Paul or Mark or Michael were anything but the kindest, most generous people – they are. The issue is that at that point no film had […]

As I discussed in an earlier installment, the problems with the movie I am making weren’t discovered  until after we had finished shooting, and for the most part boiled down to the animated character. 1.       The character had a big presence in the beginning and end, but goes away for a long time 2. […]

There Is Entirely Too Much Talk About Pixels When we set out to make MARRIED YOUNG, my cinematographer and I had a long and detailed conversation about cameras. In fact, the talk about pixels even colored my choice of cinematographer. One of my favorite cinematographers interviewed with my producers and I and was emphatic that […]

What surprised me most from the audiences was how difficult it was for them to follow the opening. Originally we opened on the pharmacy – David, our hero, is tired (pale, dark circles, unkempt hair) and he’s staring at laxatives. It should be a funny image, right? But it wasn’t. The small people I tested […]

SYNOPSIS FOR “MARRIED YOUNG” David and Talya got married young. They have an 18 month old and another on the way. But life isn’t the way David expected it: they live in a trailer park (true, it’s a luxury trailer park), David uses his artistic ability to create soul defeating corporate websites and to make matters worse, […]

Make no bones about it, making an independent movie is nothing less than war. And to have very little money is to go  into battle without bullets… or guns… or soldiers.    Married Young I am at the tail end of making an Independent movie entitled MARRIED YOUNG. It has taken three years of my […]